About Us

 


In 2017, the University of Connecticut (UConn) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to create a community of students, faculty, and government and industry leaders who  will strive to expand the Navy science and technology workforce in the region. Rhode Island and Connecticut represent a critical region for the U.S. Navy. The region is home to the Naval Submarine Base – New London, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, General Dynamics - Electric Boat, Raytheon, as well as, over 600 naval supply chain companies. With the expected growth in submarine production, there is a strong demand for engineering workforce in the region.  Our program leads to new opportunities for engineering undergraduates considering Navy-related careers, encourages more students to consider engineering programs in naval science & technology fields and addresses the increasing demand for STEM workforce in the region.

 


Mission

The mission of the Navy STEM Program at UConn/URI is to create a regional community of naval stakeholders from academia, industry and federal and state agencies focused on STEM workforce development to support the regional and national Navy enterprise.

 


Program Goals

  • Provide engineering students with naval-relevant course content throughout their undergraduate program
  • Engage naval industry and government professionals to actively participate in the Navy STEM program
  • Contribute to K-12 STEM outreach activities in the region
  • Implement a capstone design program with industry and government sponsors to provide students with real world experience
  • Provide naval-relevant research opportunities to encourage students to pursue advanced degrees
  • Create a tightly focused recruiting environment for students and employers

 


 

 

Success Stories

  • Submarine Engineers Simulate Real-Time Conditions to Test Key Components
  • Navy STEM Program Hosts Speaker Dr. Robert Koch
  • URI, UCONN Students learn about NUWC Newport's cutting-edge programs during tour.

    This program is supported by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) STEM Grant Program